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Arena "Rena" Penny Baucom
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1859
Smithfield
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1952
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Arena Penny was born 1859 in Smithfield, Johnston County, NC, the eldest of 9 known children surviving children (5 boys/4 girls) born to farmer and CSA Veteran Seth Penny and his wife, Mary Catherine Byrd.

She was the paternal grandchild of Caleb Penny II and Lizzie Averyt of Johnson County, and gr-grandchild of Caleb Penny Sr. & Sarah Avyert/Avera of Johnston Co; and gr-gr-grandchild Edward Penny of Hampton, VA and Elizabeth Ballentine of Norfolk, VA who arrived in Johnston Co. ca. 1740.

Rena was about age 25 when she married 29-year old John "Milton" Baucom of Wake County around 1884.

The couple farmed in the St. Mary's (Auburn-Garner) area of Wake County and were parents to 6 known surviving children (3 boys/3 girls): Kittie (c. 1885), Durwood Royal (1887-1888), Eason (c. 1890), Mary Swannanoa (1892-1979), John Robin (1894-1978), and Annie Laurie (1898-1996).

Rena was widowed in 1932 when her husband of 48 years died at age 77. She survived him another 20 years, passing in 1952 at age 92.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Seth Penny (1829 - 1897)
  Mary Catherine Byrd Penny (1842 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  John Milton Baucom (1855 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Durwood Royal Baucom (1887 - 1888)*
  Carson DeVane Baucom (1889 - 1972)*
  Mary Swannanoa Baucom (1892 - 1979)*
  John Robin Baucom (1894 - 1978)*
  Annie Laurie Baucom Kear (1898 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arena Penny Baucom (1859 - 1952)
  Lula Penny (1865 - 1945)*
  Malachi C. Penny (1868 - 1914)*
  Willard Seth Penny (1871 - 1947)*
  Mary Elizabeth Penny (1873 - 1903)*
  Walter Graham Penny (1876 - 1958)*
  Ira Lee Penny (1879 - 1880)*
  Juanita Pearl Penny Rose (1882 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Wife of John Milton Baucom
 
Burial:
Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: pbfries
Record added: Apr 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35648868
Arena Rena <i>Penny</i> Baucom
Added by: pbfries
 
 
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